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by RockportDave
Sat May 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my key
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Lost my key

I had to zoom into the ignition section so you can read it. Hope it helps.
Dave


by RockportDave
Fri May 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

Took the air shock off today and changed the fluid. The old fluid was light brown and smelled like burnt transmission fluid. It wasn’t real smooth and would slightly get stuck. Filled with Honda fork oil. After new oil, it was smooth. Put a new boot on I got from O’Reilly’s. No more noise.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat May 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

I wish you have ordered the bigger size boot for Valkyries shown below. I had to replace it one year later because it was torn apart again. By the time I realized the bigger boot was a different part number,I had already received this one. With the u-joint the same size as the old one, I’m hoping b...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

Got the driveline back in. New u-joint, boot and fresh Honda Moly Lube. I ordered the parts from Partzilla and the u-joint and boot were exact replacements. 16B0F5B0-780B-4D42-80D4-925BADCB299A.jpeg B668CB32-7361-4E14-A809-6E691C795C96.jpeg The old u-joint was trying to give up the ghost. The bearin...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gearshift
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Gearshift

When I got my new riding boots, I had to “readjust” my foot position to shift. They have thicker reinforcement in the shifter area and now I hang my heel on the peg and roll my foot under the shifter. Got used to it after about 200-300 miles. As Doug pointed out, I would also check the shifter posit...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500SE
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: 2000 GL1500SE

rpotthoff wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:49 am
are the left and right camshafts the same?
I need to replace them and only see the right side being sold.
I’m also curious also as to why they need to be changed. Rusted, worn lobe, broken?
Dave
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

Received my new u-joint, boot, seal and moly lube. Gonna finish tearing it down tonight using WingAdmins great how-to. Will have it back on the road Saturday if all goes well. Mh434, You’re right! But I pray a lot, so it’s always in the Man upstairs hands. I’m not sure the u-joint is bad, but the bo...
by RockportDave
Wed May 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500SE
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: 2000 GL1500SE

I doubt the Valkyrie cams will work, they are solid lifter engines and have to be adjusted every 8,000 miles.
Dave
by RockportDave
Mon May 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Rear tire excess wear

While removing the back wheel to grease the drive line, I noticed a nail in the tire. Their was plenty of rubber on it and it rode fine, but when I checked the date code it said 2014. The Elite 3 was notorious for cupping (wavy wear). We have a great bike shop in Corpus Christi that know bikes well ...
by RockportDave
Mon May 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Rear tire excess wear

I had an Elite 3 on mine and it did make the woh, woh noise, especially on the bridge and the sound resonated of the guard rail. I put an Elite 4 on it about 6 months ago and I’m very happy with it. No noise and feels better. Still have the Elite 3 on the front.
Dave
by RockportDave
Mon May 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

I ordered a u-joint, boot, rear drive seal and 2 tubes of moly paste. I have changed, rebuilt and flushed just about everything on my bike except the u-joint in the past year so it should be in top shape after this.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun May 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Intermittent Noise

It may be the universal joint going bad. Erdeniz, I believe you hit the nail on the head. EBD59F80-079F-442A-B1DD-8BCFD3048814.jpeg 54E3C6A5-9796-4226-BDE9-E77BCEA0849C.jpeg I took the saddlebag off and couldn’t get it to make any noise, but when I checked the U-joint, there it is...we’re just glad...
by RockportDave
Sun May 12, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Intermittent Noise

My 1999 has started making a noise from the rear lower right side when barely moving. It doesn’t do it all the time and it radiates through the right side saddlebag. It sounds like something rolling back a forth in the saddlebag. The wife says she feels it through the passenger floorboard on that si...
by RockportDave
Sat May 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is There a Knowledgeable 1500 Rider in Houston?
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Is There a Knowledgeable 1500 Rider in Houston?

With the weather we have had lately you may have to get a Waverunner to get here. We got 5 1/2” of rain between 11 pm Thursday night and 4 am Friday morning. I see where Houston is getting most of the rain though.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat May 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 7863

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

When I bought my Wing in March of 2018 the PO had put a new Intersate AGM on it. It has performed flawlessly in over a year. I don’t use a trickle charger on it and it cranks every time, but we rarely see temps below 40°F. Last July when the alternator went out, while waiting for my rescue trailer, ...
by RockportDave
Thu May 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is There a Knowledgeable 1500 Rider in Houston?
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Is There a Knowledgeable 1500 Rider in Houston?

StrongEagle, I don’t know about “knowledgable”, but I have been in mine pretty deep. Just about all the knowledge I get is from this forum. I was in the Woodlands area for 5 months with work, but I’m back in Rockport till July. I’m being sent back to the office in the Woodlands around July for a few...
by RockportDave
Thu May 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need a test ride
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Need a test ride

H&W Honda in Marshall Texas used to insist you take a Goldwing out for a long test ride. The owner would also load some Wings on a trailer and go to Goldwing meets and let people take the new bikes and he would take their bikes back to Marshall and tell them to come by the dealership when the “meet”...
by RockportDave
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500 SE "Re-Starting" problem???
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 95 GL1500 SE "Re-Starting" problem???

MIne gets “stubborn” sometimes when warm also. When I hit the starter and it doesn’t start immediately, I will open the throttle while cranking and it will start. I have also given it about 1/4-1/2 choke when it does it and it will crank right up.
Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork sag
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Fork sag

I replaced the fork oil on my 1999 SE and it helped a lot with the ride and front forks.
Mine will raise up and settle when taking off and stopping, but is very stable and smooth on the highway. I also have a Blackwing fork brace which helped with the handling.
Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Alternator
Replies: 30
Views: 1057

Re: Old Alternator

I read somewhere the regulator can’t be tested without specialty equipment. I checked everything else and all checked out so I changed the regulator. Haven’t had time to try it out though.
Your right, it is tough getting to the regulator and replacing it.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Time for a South Texas Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Time for a South Texas Ride

The wife had training in Houston all weekend so I’m home with the 3 cats and one dog. Had to take our king bed mattress to Corpus Christi and exchange it for a new one, warranty issue. So I dragged it through the house and into the trailer by myself, then dragged the new one back through the house a...
by RockportDave
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Location: United States
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Location: United States

I must admit that when people on here do give their home town info, I sometimes have a ride round the streets using "Street View" on Google Earth. Nothing sinister, just interested in looking at other places. Sadly, I don't think I will ever be visiting Rockport, Texas in the flesh, though it does ...
by RockportDave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing passenger arm rest
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Installing passenger arm rest

I just installed a set of Show Chrome passenger armrests on my 1999 SE. followed their one sheet directions and had no problem. You can get the directions online. Open the trunk, remove 3 screws on each side holding the small pockets under the speakers. Remove the pockets and you can get to the ante...
by RockportDave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Location: United States
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Location: United States

I’m here in little ole Rockport Texas...as much as I can be. Work takes me all over, but I love to come home. Even as small as it is, it would be hard to find my home without an address.
If anyone ever gets this way, let me know.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel hatch lock broken
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Fuel hatch lock broken

I had the same problem and swapped the locks. Mine was the plastic that broke off in the lock so I fished out the plastic with a pick and it works fine.
Dave